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Reading Comprehension: Detail Function Questions

Green environments are mentioned in the passage in order to

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The author uses green environments to describe Professor Crone theory, which discredits, rather than supports, the theory that Mecca was a natural stop on the incense route.

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The author uses green environments to describe Professor Crone's theory. However, Professor Crone does not deny that Mecca was located halfway between two trading hubs - she just doesn't think Mecca was a stop on the incense route.

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Professor Crone uses green environments to disprove the idea that Mecca was a natural stop on the incense route (the argument of the traditional account of Meccan trade).

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Although Mecca is located near green environments, the passage describes Mecca's climate as inhospitable.

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The author uses green environments to describe Professor Crone's theory, not to argue against it.

give a reason why Mecca was a natural stop on the incense route
give a logical reason why the traditional account of Meccan trade is flawed
cast doubt on whether Mecca was between two major trading hubs
describe Mecca's climate
argue against Professor Crone's theory